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Saturday February 16th, 2019 11:16AM

Boys basketball playoffs: LA and RMA to battle for the Region 8-A title; Banks gets 2nd in Region 8-2A

By AccessWDUN Staff
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COMMERCE – Riverside (20-4) almost punched a ticket to the consolation round of the Region 8-A tournament Friday night.

Thanks to the Eagle trio of Isaac Teasley, Shad Dabney and Khalid Duke, Riverside rallied to a 60-51 win over Prince Avenue Christian in the semifinals and earned a spot in the region title game.

Teasley led the way with 22 points and 4 board, while Dabney hit for 14 points, dished out 8 assists and had 3 steals. Duke did his work on the boards, ripping down 14 and tossing in 9 points.

Trailing 25-23 at the half, Riverside outscored Prince 35-28 in the final 16 minutes.

Riverside will play Lakeview for the Region 8-A championship Saturday at Commerce. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.

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LAKEVIEW 37
ATHENS ACADEMY 32

Adam Cottrell's team-high 16 points pushed him over 1,000 career points in Lakeview's win over Athens Academy Friday night in the semifinals of the Region 8-A tournament. Cottrell also pulled 7 rebounds and 6 steals. 

KJ Millwood added 7 points and 18 rebounds and Holden Cooper scored 7 points.

The Lions (19-8) will play Riverside for the Region 8-A championship Saturday at Commerce. Tipoff is 7:30 p.m.

 

ELBERT COUNTY 63
BANKS COUNTY 51

A six-point third quarter put a damper on Banks County's hopes of a Region 8-2A championship Friday night at Elbert County.

After a close to even first half by the two region foes, Elbert County's defense smothered the Leopards (19-8) in the second half, especially the third frame to win the Region 8-2A title.

The Blue Devils outscored Banks 29-19 in the second half.

Carl Cleveland led the Leopards with 30 points. 

 

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